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Search Bar no longer working121:33, 27 February 2015
The intro doesn't say what the software is used for013:35, 24 February 2015
In Spanish? mammals818:29, 16 February 2015
interfejs w języku użytkownika115:59, 16 February 2015
Symbolic link and Mediawiki availability019:55, 29 January 2015
Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time005:05, 9 January 2015
Table thead and tfoot support017:07, 4 January 2015
Forcing HTTPS309:01, 1 January 2015
User listed in sysop and Bureaucrats table receives Permission error021:21, 16 December 2014
infobox character , form character, wikia, smw , semantic forms018:15, 6 December 2014
porn022:54, 24 October 2014
Account "Runab"121:33, 21 October 2014
Protection level of MediaWiki main page2415:19, 21 October 2014
I need help, some questions about html support <(_ _)>005:42, 20 October 2014
Emailconfirmed users not able to edit pages010:16, 19 October 2014
HTTPS links not rendering113:12, 16 October 2014
Public vs Private controls020:54, 12 October 2014
Auto Wiki Browser and Armenain Wikipedia012:12, 26 September 2014
File uploading limit???112:52, 7 August 2014
maps on external SD card321:56, 18 July 2014
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Search Bar no longer working

My search box suddenly stopped working. This is extremely inconvenient. I did not create the wiki myself, it was inherited, and I am not sure how to go about fixing this issue. Please Help, anything you can suggest!?!

Here is the error I get:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

(SQL query hidden)

from within function "SearchMySQL::searchInternal". Database returned error "145: Table './callcenter/searchindex' is marked as crashed and should be repaired (localhost)".

204.8.224.4219:07, 23 February 2015

This is not specifically MediaWiki’s problem, your database is corrupted. See this StackOverflow question or MySQL Reference Manual for hints how this could be solved.

Mormegil (talk)21:33, 27 February 2015
 

The intro doesn't say what the software is used for

"MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki."

Thank you, but that intro says zero about what the software is used for. I think the intro ought to have some overview of the purpose(s) of the software.

CountMacula (talk)12:51, 11 January 2015

"wiki package"

Jasper Deng (talk)01:13, 23 January 2015
 

In Spanish? mammals

Edited by 3 users.
Last edit: 18:19, 12 October 2013

Is there a Spanish version of this page? If there isn't one I would like someone to make it. Thanks :)

186.61.59.23121:18, 4 August 2012

Español: Hola queridos usuarios MediaWiki, de hecho hay una página para el visitante español, puede navegar a través de la Página Principal todas las páginas traducido al español aquí y estás muy invitamos a que comparta sus conocimientos con nosotros en español!

Comience en la página de mediawiki español, si usted es un nativo de español: Portada


English: Hello dear MediaWiki user, indeed there's a page for spanish visitor, you can navigate from the mainpage through all translated spanish pages here and you're very welcome to share your knowledge with us in spanish!

Start at the spanish mediawiki page, if you're a native spaniard: Main page

Abani79 (talk)21:49, 4 August 2012
 

interfejs w języku użytkownika

Dlaczego jeżeli klikam w logo wyświetla mi się strona: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki zamiast https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki/pl mimo że mam wszędzie w ustawieniach język polski?

Marek Mazurkiewicz (talk)23:29, 7 February 2015

MediaWiki.org does not have mainpage among the $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg messages configured (cf. phabricator:T18701 for Meta). The disadvantage of that would be that languages without localized Main Page would get useless empty page (cf. meta:?uselang=mt).

Mormegil (talk)10:04, 9 February 2015
 

Symbolic link and Mediawiki availability

Hi guys,

I just set up my Mediawiki on Ubuntu Server and i'm having difficulity making symbolic link to my wiki. Backgroud: there is few mediawiki on the server established - first (and main) Wikiknows and on that server i created a new one Mywiki. When typing the server host for mywiki i can't reach the destination as DNS cant translate the name to the IP directly to the server. The Wikiknows is available in the domain without no problems so i wanted to create a symbolic link to my wiki on behalf of the Wikiknows - so the address for mywiki will be Wikiknows/Mywiki. The login screen is appearing (i've got LDAP extension - users are logging with domain credentials) but then the webpage is redirecting this webpage to Wikiknows. I tried to modify the DNS for domain to translate Mywiki directly to the instance of this Mywiki but i'm affraid it's not working. To open my wiki directly i need to modify my own dns and host file to access this Wiki. So i want to use the already know dns for Wikiknows with symbolic link but it wont work and right now im stuck. I created symbolic link using command sudo ln-s /var/www/mywiki. What i want to achieve that Mywiki should be available in the domain by just typing the correct URL. Can anyone advise me how to do so?

91.192.59.3619:55, 29 January 2015

Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Jasper Deng (talk | contribs) on 9 January 2015 at 05:05.

Table thead and tfoot support

I think you'd better add table thead and tfoot in your parse, since the table structure now is: table

   thead
       tr
         td or th
   tbody
       tr
         td or th
   tfoot
       tr
         td or th
Boxsnake (talk)17:07, 4 January 2015

Forcing HTTPS

Damn you whoever thought enforcing HTTPS was a really wonderful move. At least do it properly. Here on mediawiki.org I can't disable HTTPS. The related checkbox is always checked even tho the preferences page says "You preferences are saved". Ironically Bugzilla is all on HTTPS so I can't report it over here. F**k.

KPu3uC B Poccuu (talk)13:55, 3 February 2014

Delete the cookies that say ForceHTTPS in your browser. However you shouldn't be logged into any wiki that has SSL enabled. Cussing won't help either, by the way.

Jasper Deng (talk)23:39, 3 February 2014
Edited by another user.
Last edit: 01:13, 28 December 2014

I don't have those cookies..

KPu3uC B Poccuu (talk)00:59, 4 February 2014

should be lower case forceHTTPS, sorry.

But in any case, I've had that problem before too. You have to relogin and when logging in, not from HTTPS.

Jasper Deng (talk)02:14, 4 February 2014
Edited by another user.
Last edit: 09:01, 1 January 2015

first of all why do you want to disable HTTPS? it gives a security and privacy benefits. If you really wanna do that then delete the cookies.

Robex89 (talk)19:03, 6 August 2014
 
 
 
 

User listed in sysop and Bureaucrats table receives Permission error

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/User listed in sysop and Bureaucrats table receives Permission error, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Jasper Deng (talk | contribs) on 16 December 2014 at 21:21.

infobox character , form character, wikia, smw , semantic forms

like narutopedia wikia , narutofanon , other , i need \ .. something for infobox character, form character, templates, else

95.234.215.14218:15, 6 December 2014

Can anyone update the Brazillian Portuguese Main Page template? I'll do the necessary translations.

Fabiano (Fabsouza1) (talk)14:07, 27 February 2014

Account "Runab"

I have the SUL for Runab (home plwiki) but still have conflicts on mediawiki.org. There's one problem. On mediwiki.org account Runab (not my) has a six edition (last: 13.01.2013 [1]). Is it change on create new account for Runab from mediawiki.org, so I could end create my SUL account? Runab

94.40.96.16315:49, 21 October 2014

Protection level of MediaWiki main page

Hi. I'm going to try downgrading the protection level of the main page (MediaWiki). It's been set to [edit=sysop:move=sysop] [cascading] since January 2007. This sucks for a few reasons:

  • it's anti-wiki;
  • cascading protection gets in the way of updating sub-templates; and
  • it's still sufficiently difficult to obtain autoconfirmed and figure out how to edit that the software restrictions arguably add little actual protection.

So we're gonna try it out for a bit and see what happens. If there's a lot of vandalism, we can always re-protect or investigate other options like FlaggedRevs.

MZMcBride (talk)00:54, 3 February 2013
Edited by 0 users.
Last edit: 14:23, 4 February 2013

+1

If the experiment goes well a next candidate could be Template:MediaWiki News.

Qgil (talk)14:23, 4 February 2013
 

+1 as well. I had already proposed something similar in Thread:Project:Current issues/Replace full protection with FlaggedRevs, but it seems the lack of FlaggedRevs in the Main and Project namespaces prevent a more permissive approach. Is there a reason for that configuration?

In any case, since the main page is semi-protected and could potentially be vandalized, I don't see a reason for Template:Main page not to be as well. Ideally, FlaggedRevs could allow an extra level of scrutiny, not so much with vandalism prevention in mind, but to provide a system for changes in the landing page not to go public without peer review.

Waldir (talk)16:01, 9 March 2013
 

Unfortunately, we've been getting more test/spam edits to it recently, and I'm considering reinstating the full protection.

Jasper Deng (talk)18:01, 28 April 2013

That's kind of why we protected it in the first place.

HappyDog (talk)18:12, 28 April 2013

Let's try Special:AbuseFilter/23 for a bit.

MZMcBride (talk)18:15, 28 April 2013

But if the main page is semiprotected, why is template:Main page (i.e. the actual content of the main page) fully-protected?

Ypnypn (talk)00:44, 3 May 2013

Exactly. This seems a bit of a dichotomy, especially since (afaik) FlaggedRevs can be applied to the template namespace.

Waldir (talk)09:54, 4 May 2013
 
 
 
 

I use special extension that protects just page and that's it )

Fokebox (talk)14:16, 3 October 2014

Huh?

Jasper Deng (talk)04:33, 14 October 2014

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AuthorProtect

Fokebox (talk)12:29, 14 October 2014

Obviously not relevant to this discussion then (we want to have less stringent, not more stringent, protection).

Jasper Deng (talk)17:19, 14 October 2014
 
 
 
 

I need help, some questions about html support <(_ _)>

I always using external image to paste the picture in the mediawiki. If I use internal phrase of mediawiki, the direct links with the png ot jpg external file name will auto show the picture in the mediawiki. But I want to

1. resize the picture and add the frame line around the picture so I want just using html phrase and don't want using wiki's phrase. I find the rawhtml function and it seems can provide full html support, but even if I add the command - "$wgRawHtml = true" in the localsetting file ,it(rawhtml) seems not work (still show the picture automatically). If I want to enable some phrase with html code and remove all the mediawiki support temporarily, how could I do?
and
2. just want the picture link using the type of hyperlink like the result of vbb code [url=XXXXXX.png]hyperlink name[/url] Because the picture will auto showing after I paste the direct link with png external file name , I can't use this method to show the hyperlink like below example - [http://XXXXXXXX.png hyperlike name]
3.Then,if I use the nowiki tag, it seems not only stop support mediawiki phrase, but also I can't use the html phrase, is this true?
thanks anyone answer my questions

Goddesschi (talk)09:10, 29 June 2014

Emailconfirmed users not able to edit pages

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/Emailconfirmed users not able to edit pages, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Ricordisamoa (talk | contribs) on 19 October 2014 at 10:16.

HTTPS links not rendering

Can anybody think of a reason why HTTPS links would not be rendered as links? All instances of HTTPS links across my entire wiki (including pages in the Special namespace [i.e. Special:Version]) are rendered as if surrounded by <nowiki> tags.

Ex.)

    HTTP renders properly
    FTP renders properly
    [https://test HTTPS renders exactly like this]
132.3.45.7817:26, 9 April 2014

Add this to your LocalSettings.php:

$wgUrlProtocols[] = 'https';
Tim (SVG)19:55, 9 April 2014

I've added the line -- no change.

I was under the impression that HTTPS was a supported URL protocol by default.

Any other ideas?

132.3.45.8220:04, 9 April 2014
 
 

Public vs Private controls

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/Public vs Private controls, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Jackmcbarn (talk | contribs) on 12 October 2014 at 20:54.

Auto Wiki Browser and Armenain Wikipedia

Hello, please help us with issue, in Armenian Wikiepedia with AWB Wikisearchtext and Wikisearchtiltle commands doesn't working. Thanks beforehand.

ERJANIK (talk)12:12, 26 September 2014

File uploading limit???

Edited by another user.
Last edit: 20:12, 6 August 2014

I need to change the maximum upload file size but its not working with me the upload window shows this

Maximum file size: 2 MB (a file on your computer) Permitted file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, doc, xls, mpp, pdf, ppt, xlsx, jpg, tiff, odt, odg, ods, odp.

so i need to make the maximum file upload 150MB i edited the following according to the Manuals in the website Manual:Configuring_file_uploads

\xampp\htdocs\mediawiki\LocalSettings.php

#MaxUploadFiles
$wgUploadSizeWarning = 157286400;
$wgMaxUploadSize = 157286400;

from the \xampp\htdocs\mediawiki\LocalSettings.php file

and

upload_max_filesize = 150M
post_max_size = 150M

from the \xampp\php\php.ini-development file and also in the C:\xampp\php\php.ini-production file i know i am supposed to edit php.ini but these are the php.ini files that i found in the php folder so im not sure if i am editing the right files?

even after making these changes i still get this error Warning: POST Content-Length of 18143113 bytes exceeds the limit of 8388608 bytes in Unknown on line 0

so how can i change the file limit for the upload?

Thanks

Noopty (talk)06:25, 6 August 2014

Hello!

im sorry if i was not clear enough in my question but anyway!

i found the solution for whoever has the same problem. so in Xampp the php.ini file is located in xampp/php/php the file is called php without the ini but its the right one. so i opened that up and changed these

upload_max_filesize = 150M post_max_size = 150M

like i mentioned before, so my problem was that i forgot to restart apache in my virtual server! so if you are using xampp go to the xampp control panel and just hit stop then start again and it should work just fine!

hope it helps :)

Noopty (talk)12:52, 7 August 2014
 

maps on external SD card

First, I would like to say that the comparison page showing all the applications that use Open Street Maps is "amazing".

Second, I would to apologize for duplicating this post; I'm not what key I accidentally hit for that.

There is one column that I think would be a very good addition, although I don't know how difficult it would be to get this information. You would probably have to ask each developer if their app supported it.

Since many users devices, especially phones, have a limited amount of internal storage, they are looking for a way to store at least the map data, and possibly the app itself on an external SD card. If a column were added to the charts that indicate this capability, it would be very helpful.

You only need to go to the CoPilot forms to see how this has become a hot topic over there. An otherwise excellent product is being abandoned by many users because of their refusal to fix their product to allow this. Their forums contain many references to MapFactor Navigator, which does support this (like many apps) but they just blame everything on Google/Android, and have refused to do anything in over two years.

Jeth32 (talk)17:32, 9 July 2014

It looks like you're complaining about osmwiki:List of OSM based Services. While the OpenStreetMap wiki runs on MediaWiki, this site is not responsible for the content hosted there. Please direct all feedback at the proper discussion page.

Ricordisamoa21:48, 18 July 2014
 

It looks like you're complaining about osmwiki:List of OSM based Services. While the OpenStreetMap wiki runs on MediaWiki, this site is not responsible for the content hosted there. Please direct all feedback at the proper discussion page.

Ricordisamoa21:56, 18 July 2014
 
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